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Monthly Archive May, 2009

quote of the millenium

May 27, 2009

A good job requires a field of action where you can put your best capacities to work and see an effect in the world. Academic credentials do not guarantee this. [From The Case for Working With Your Hands – NYTimes.com]

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NPR: Challenge: Recession Haiku

May 21, 2009

We’re assigning you a challenge: Write a haiku for the recession and drop it in the comments. It’s 17 syllables, in three lines, with a pattern of five syllables, seven syllables, and five more. [From NPR: Challenge: Recession Haiku] if you push paper you won the big lottery push a broom? you lost how could […]

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a rump party of stupid god-botherers

May 12, 2009

Republicans have gradually been losing the egghead vote. I wonder how that translates into their ability to recruit strategists and “thought-leaders” who can work on the campaign, policy and media sides and help to lead them out of their current slump. [From FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: The Decline of The Conservative Intellectual] If you need […]

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responsibility ignored, opportunity lost

May 8, 2009

Read the Whole Thing, as they say. I can’t excerpt it in any meaningful way. But the arguments he makes — that a lust for celebrity, a la Woodward and Bernstein; an obsession with fairness (or not being called unfair by the subjects of critical stories); and a failure to exercise the responsibility enshrined in […]

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